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Brit Award for British Album of the Year

The Brit Award for British Album of the Year is an award given by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), an organisation which represents record companies and artists in the United Kingdom.[1] The accolade is presented at the Brit Awards, an annual celebration of British and international music.[2] The winners and nominees are determined by the Brit Awards voting academy with over one-thousand members, which comprise record labels, publishers, managers, agents, media, and previous winners and nominees.[3] The award was first presented in 1977 as British Album of the Year. 1983 and 1984 awarded as highest-selling album.

Brit Award for British Album of the Year
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2019 Winner The 1975
Awarded forAchievement in excellent British album
CountryUnited Kingdom (UK)
Presented byBritish Phonographic Industry (BPI)
First awarded1977
Last awarded2019
Currently held byThe 1975A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships (2019)
Most awardsArctic Monkeys and Coldplay (3)
Most nominationsColdplay (6)


Winners and nomineesEdit

Inaugural winner The Beatles
1983 winner Barbra Streisand
1984 winner Michael Jackson
Three-time winner Arctic Monkeys
Three-time winner Coldplay
Two-time winner Adele
Two-time winner Manic Street Preachers
Year Recipient Nominees
1977 The BeatlesSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1982 Adam and the AntsKings of the Wild Frontier
1983 Barbra StreisandMemories
1984 Michael JacksonThriller Not Nominated
1985 SadeDiamond Life
1986 Phil CollinsNo Jacket Required
1987 Dire StraitsBrothers in Arms
1988 Sting...Nothing Like the Sun
1989 Fairground AttractionThe First of a Million Kisses
1990 Fine Young CannibalsThe Raw and the Cooked
1991 George MichaelListen Without Prejudice Vol. 1
1992 SealSeal
1993 Annie LennoxDiva
1994 Stereo MCsConnected
1995 BlurParklife
1996 Oasis(What's the Story) Morning Glory?
1997 Manic Street PreachersEverything Must Go
1998 The VerveUrban Hymns
1999 Manic Street PreachersThis Is My Truth Tell Me Yours
2000 TravisThe Man Who
2001 ColdplayParachutes
2002 DidoNo Angel
2003 ColdplayA Rush of Blood to the Head
2004 The DarknessPermission to Land
2005 KeaneHopes and Fears
2006 ColdplayX&Y
2007 Arctic MonkeysWhatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
2008 Arctic MonkeysFavourite Worst Nightmare
2009 DuffyRockferry
2010 Florence and the MachineLungs
2011 Mumford & SonsSigh No More
2012 Adele21
2013 Emeli SandéOur Version of Events
2014 Arctic MonkeysAM
2015 Ed Sheeranx
2016 Adele25
2017 David BowieBlackstar
2018 StormzyGang Signs & Prayer
2019 The 1975A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships

Multiple nominations and awardsEdit



  1. ^ "About the BPI". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  2. ^ "BRIT Awards". British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  3. ^ "And the nominees are..." British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Retrieved 22 February 2014.